Director Frank Darabont To Appear At Shawshank Anniversary

Director Frank Darabont To Appear At Shawshank Anniversary

  • 7/23/2019 3:16:04 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Veteran film director Frank Darabont will be returning to the Mansfield area to attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration of his critically-acclaimed film "The Shawshank Redemption" this August, according to a release by Destination Mansfield.

Darabont, who also works as a screenwriter and a producer, has had a hand in numerous pop-culture touchstones such as The Green Mile, The Mist, AMC's The Walking Dead, and Mob City, among other projects. As the director and screenwriter for "The Shawshank Redemption," Darabont brought author Stephen King's short story to life in one of the most acclaimed movies of all time, ranking #1 on the Internet Movie Database's "Top 250" list, beating other films such as The Godfather, The Dark Knight, and the Lord of the Rings.

For the upcoming Shawshank Anniversary, Darabont will join a panel discussion hosted by Turner Classic Movies personality Ben Mankiewicz, which will include several actors from the film. The panel will be held on Friday, August 16th at the Renaissance Theatre. On Saturday, August 17th, Darabont will participate in a meet-and-greet to sign autographs with cast members.

For more information on the Shawshank 25th Anniversary or to purchase tickets for events, visit

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